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Right to information/ Rama: We have transformed the legal basis

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, present at the Sixth National Conference on the “Right to Information” said that the country has made great progress in the field of legislation. “Many of the things that appear to us and are pointed out to us either by the public or …

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1.1 kilograms of cocaine seized, three arrested

Tirana’s Antidrug has arrested 3 people during an action against drug trafficking in Tirana. It is learned that 3 young people were caught near the “Myslym Shyri” street in an attempt to sell a significant amount of cocaine. Journalist Ervin Leka told “ABC News” that after the search, the police …

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Veliaj welcomes the former head of the CIA, Robert Gorelick

The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, has received in a meeting Robert Gorelick, the former head of the CIA in Italy and other countries of the world, who has visited the Albanian capital for the first time. In a post on the X platform, Veliaj expresses his happiness about the …

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Albanian Businessman ‘Bankrolling Fugitive Ex-Deputy PM’, Prosecutors Claim

Albanian prosecutors believe businessman Ilir Dedja could be financing the comfortable life in Swiss exile of fugitive former deputy prime minister Arben Ahmetaj, who is wanted on corruption charges. Original post Here

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Albania Upholds Ethnic Greek Mayor-Elect’s Vote-Buying Conviction

An appeals court confirmed the conviction for vote-buying of Fredi Beleri, mayor-elect of Himara, whose case has caused a diplomatic row between Tirana and Athens – potentially barring him from Albanian domestic political life for two decades. Original post Here

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With court recognition of Berisha-led DP, main opposition party shows signs of unity 

TIRANA, June 25, 2024 – Ending years of turmoil, a court has placed Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party officially under the control of the faction that has the most support among voters.  The decision means the state-recognized seal and funding will now shift from the minority faction led by Lulzim …

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SPAK has requested two years in prison for the elected mayor of Himara

The Court of Special Appeal will give the decision on Tuesday at 13:00 for the elected mayor of the Municipality of Himara, Fredi Beleri. ABC News reporter Ermal Vija reports that the Appeal will be heard in connection with the announcement of the decision. Fredi Beleri and Pandeli Kokaveshi plead …

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A Turkish citizen arrested in Kapshtica, is expected his extradition to Instanbul

A 50-year-old man from Turkey, sentenced to over ten years in prison for the production and sale of narcotics, was arrested at the border crossing point in Kapshtica. He was arrested at the entrance to Albania and arrested by the Narcotics Investigation Section of DVP Korçë, with the aim of …

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Eight doctors accused for abuse of power, the court gives the decisions

The Court of Tirana has set the security measure of “house arrest” and “compulsion to appear” for some doctors and employees of the Oncology Department at the University Hospital Center in Tirana for abuse of duty. According to the investigations, these people, who were employed at the state hospital “Mother …

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Graft Probe Raises Awkward Questions for Albanian Defence Minister

Defence Minister Niko Peleshi was part of a trip to Italy in 2013 that Albanian special prosecutors say was paid for by two now fugitive businessmen right before they clinched a lucrative solar power contract. Original post Here